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At Community in Christ our small groups are called "Aspen Groups." They meet twice a month in people's homes and focus on discussing the sermon, Sunday’s scripture, checking in with each other and praying for one another. We call them Aspen groups after the largest organism on earth, an Aspen grove near Fish Lake, Utah. What looks like a forest, is actually one organism connected through a common root system. We want our small groups to be like that, individual groups connected through a common worship and congregation.


Our Aspen groups have two sessions per year which is the natural time to join one. You can see the list of Aspen groups here and contact the leader to join. You'll need to create a log-in using the email address the church has on file. We also plan to add additional groups each session as the congregation grows. 


For more information and to sign up contact our Director of Inviting Ministries Carol Swing:

Aspen Small Groups








Community in Christ Lutheran Church



At Community In Christ Lutheran Church we have many opportunities to gather together in fellowship. Our Aspen Groups offer a wonderful way to connect in small groups to discuss a variety of topics that help build strong relationships while studying God's word.

If you are interested in joining a small group please reach out to Carol Swing at  Carol can help you find the group that best meets your needs whether it is location, time or date or topic of study.  All groups are accepting new members. With our CIC Aspen Groups there is something for everyone. If you don't see what you need, just ask.  It's as simple as that.



Blessed Aspens Small Group - Leader: Chris & Pam Spano

Topic/Curriculum: Sunday Sermon

Accepting New Friends

Meets the 1st & 3rd Monday from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Meeting Location: Chris & Pam Spano’s home 


Men's Ministry - Leaders: Lars Kullstam, Chris Spano, & Scott Wood

Faith building, fellowship and supporting the existing CIC ministries 

Accepting New Friends

Meets bi-weekly: Tuesday; April 2nd and 16th

Meeting location: @ Starbucks 9832 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078 (Exit 23), 5.45-6.30 am. Get your day started off right!


The Denver Bible Study Group - Leader: Steven Mortenson
Topic/Curriculum: Sermon Based Study

Accepting New Friends

Meets the 1st & 3rd Monday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

Meeting Location: Mrs. Dorothy Glace 704-483-2666 


The  Nesters - Leader: Paul Miller
Group is open to all. With our children grown the opportunity to meet new friends with like interests is endless. This group provides a great way to build new relationships.  Come and enjoy!

We will begin with "The Wired Word" as our study format.
Accepting New Friends

Meets the 1st & 3rd Thursday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Meeting Location: Locations vary: Mainly meets in the Huntersville Area.


Pastor Led Bible Study - Pastors Michael and Lisa Beery

This Tuesday Bible Study encourages discussion of the upcoming Gospel for Sunday's Sermon

Accepting New Friends

Meets Weekly at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Meeting Location: Community In Christ - Cornelius, NC



The Peninsula Aspens

This group will be facilitated by Stella Ryan and hosted by David and Patricia Maruna.  The curriculum will most likely start with study of  "The Wired Word".

Accepting New Friends

Meets the 2nd & 4th Sunday at 6:00 -7:30 PM

Meeting Location: David & Patricia Maruna's home - Cornelius, NC


Tuesdays in Denver - Leader: Kathy Shugarman

Join us for fellowship and study! Anyone is welcome!
Kathy will lead first few meetings but is hoping that others are willing to lead meetings as we continue.  It's always great to hear different leadership styles and perceptions.

Accepting New Friends

Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Meeting Location: Bob & Kathy Shugarman’s home - Denver, NC 


Victoria Bay Aspens - Leader: Scott Wood

This Small grow-in-faith Group is open to all.  We will discuss the past Sunday's sermon, study the sermon's scripture, or other material (as the group decides); and support one another through prayer and fellowship. 

Accepting New Friends
Meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesday from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM 

Meeting Location: Scott & Pat Wood's home - Huntersville, NC


Women of CIC - Leader: Rebecca Elliott

Topic/Curriculum: Currently reading For the Love:  Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker. 
Accepting New Friends
Meets the 1st & 3rd Sunday at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Meeting Location: Lori Garland's home (15015 Almondell Drive in Huntersville).  Topics are decided by the group.  





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